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and the support groups and we proceeded to attack across into germany. >> there's much more to the story. next, the images he will never be able to forget. >>> 71 years ago following the bombing of pearl harbor, the u.s. entered world war ii. they then moveded into germany and witnessed firsthand horrors of the haolocaust. you're about to see stark images of the war, sights that waitzman say still live with him to this very day. >> our first contact is what we call the holocaust. there was a city of dinslaken. we were greeted with thousands of dead bodies. it was conveyed to us later that the germans poured gasoline on people and burn them alive. we went to nordhausen. we went to this camp. after neutralizing their fire and lowering down the gates, we were again greeted by thousands of dead bodies. we came to a crematorium area. there were 10 or 12 ovens in that camp. most of them the doors were very hot. we got them open, found bones and ashes. we had no idea what to do for these poor people. we gave them sips of water and to not try to do anything else. the medical detachment got there short
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states a couple years ago. germany had 158. canada 173. the united states has 15 times more than anybody else on a populpo population basis. there is one reason and one reason only, insane attitude towards guns. the nra should stop, they won't. we should stop them from being enablers of mass murder. >> being the national rifle association. congressman, thanks very much for your perspective. >> thank you. >> jerriey edjerry. >>> former chief economist at the u.s. sentencing commission and author of the third edition of the book "more guns, less crimes." thank you very much for coming in. i'll give you a chance to respond. the united states has a lot more murders, you just heard from congressman nadler. he said it's because there are so many guns that are so easiil available out there. >> well, you look at the murder rates in the other countries whether if be germany he just mentioned or others and they had lower murder rates relative to the united states before they had the gun control laws. when britain, other countries, ireland, jamaica, other places imposed gun bans, murder rates went
indeployment of the patriot missile batteries from u.s., germany and netherlands. this would serve to be a pretty firm warning to the flailing assad regime to mess with nato member, turkey. if you talk to some of most vocal critics, though of the proposal, and that would be the russians who are in brussels at that nato meet and who were here, putin in istanbul, meeting with turkish leadership yesterday, they argue further militarizing this long border will only serve to escalate tensions. >> all right. ivan, thanks so much. ivan watson in istanbul, who is being down near that bordertown that has been the subject of shelling. moving on. before the scandal broke, many people could have seen former cia director david patreaus running for office. and now there is news that he was indeed approached. the way he was approached may surprise you. >>> also -- israel standing firm on its decision to go forward with construction of new settlements in the west bank and east jerusalem. hear what that might mean for the middle east peace process if that even exists. and when you switch from anoth
, but the average income tax rate for individuals in the euro zone is 42%, including countries like belgium, germany and france with some rates above 50%. in the united states, the average income tax rate is 29%. federally, 39.6% is the highest rate. someone will pay in the united states. so for today's q&a, are americans getting a bargain or are europeans getting ripped up? let me go first. 60 seconds on the clock starts right now. economies richard cost money to run. there is misplaced popularity in the libertarian myth that governments don't need to involve themselves in most economic matters and that markets will handle whatever needs to be handled. we need taxes. and we need safety and services and infrastructure in return. in some cases, it is simply more economical for governments to provide services because a scale. health care might be one example. the building and maintenance of smart grids and roads. so think of taxes not as needing to be low but of the return from those taxes of needing to be high. now traditionally, richard, that worked in europe. now it doesn't. they got the math badly
could. go national. go like a pro. >>> this is a lucky marzipan pig which in germany is a symbol of riches and wealth and strength and fertility, and at the new year you give it to those you love to wish them luck. >> this is a chimney sweeper, a symbol of good luck especially if you touch the button on the chimney sweeper's coat. >> happy new year from germany. >>> they're not your average christmas carols. the music group celtic woman has been putting an irish twist on traditional songs for eight years. their second album is called "home for christmas." jessica dunn caught up with the women after a performance at the atlanta symphony orchestra. ♪ >> it's very excited to get to sort of feel that power that you have at the start of the show when the music starts and it takes everybody on the journey. ♪ >> i think all over the world i think there is that sort of common thread of christmas is being with your family and celebrating being together. >> i would be happy to sing clibs mass music every month of every year. i love it. it's just fantastic. very special when you get the
. britain has 35 as does germany and australia. to countries that have strict gun kcontrol have little gun murder. i think carole had it right. she said it is about personal responsibility. that is the most important part. it is a difficult one. people are going to have an oh w pinion about it. we have to make sure that they were -- wanted the american people to feel protected about the british at the time. i don't think people should be able to go online and buy guns. there should be rules in place on background checks. our country is founded on these freedoms. i totally respect the constitution by the way. what i don't respect is what i don't respect is the interpretation of the letter of the second amendment of the constitution which i think is being misused to endorse everyone in america. >> the constitution talkses about a well regulated militia. the power of the government not to take away guns and every american should exercise personal responsibility. by not putting their children at risk of suicide and murder. yes, people should be punished but we shouldn't encourage criminal cond
war. you don't see france going to war with germany or russia with poland. it used to happen all the time, but it's not happening. the best example of all was just a couple of weeks ago when gaza was fighting -- the palestinians were fighting with the israelis, and they lobbed a couple of missiles into tel aviv. i'm sure that both people on both sides could see that the day was coming that they'd be lobbing missiles into jerusalem. and this is what both the christian the jewish religion began there, and it's the holy land. it's some of the greatest tourist attractions in the world. people want to come from all overed world to see it, but not when a war is going on. they realized within a week of war they had made a terrible mistake to go to war. even though it's better to grumble at each other, but not to be shooting at each other and causing damage and wrecking the economy and upsetting people all over the world because these pictures, you have the bbc and cnn there having the pictures of the grandmothers and grandfathers and little children lined up on the street in front of ho
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a year. by comparison, britain has 35 as does germany and australia. japan has one or two. to countries that have strict gun control have very little gun murder. what do you say to americans who say it makes me feel safe? >> i think carole had it right. she said it is about personal responsibility. that is the most important part about this whole conversation. it is a difficult one. people are going to have an opinion about it. we have to make sure we don't disrespect our constitution amendment rights. we have to make sure that they were -- wanted the american people to feel protected about the british at the time. times have changed since then. i don't think people should be able to go online and buy guns. there should be rules in place on background checks. background checks, absolutely. but i think it's important that we respect our constitution because our country is founded on these freedoms. >> i don't want anyone to think that i'm anti-american. our country is founded on these freedoms. i totally respect the constitution, by the way. what i don't respect is what i don't respect i
. >>> and in germany, check it out, around 400 santas gathered to surprise travelers in a train station. hot shots, pictures coming in from around the world. >>> authorities in nebraska didn't have much trouble tracking down an alleged bank robber. and thanks to the suspect, prosecutors shouldn't have a hard time making their case. jeanne moos shows us why. >> reporter: note to accused bank robbers, doesn't help your case to post your self-on youtube waving around cash and holding a sign saying, i robbed a bank, while the band green day blares appropriate lyrics. ♪ i don't need your authority >> reporter: and you might want to reconsider titling your video, chick bank robber. 19-year-old hannah sabata was arrested one day after the cornerstone bank in waco, nebraska, was robbed. according to sheriff dale radcliffe who had to keep a grip on sabata as she jerked away -- >> no gun was ever shown inside the bank. she just said she had a gun with her, the note said she had a gun. >> reporter: the suspect seems to like writing notes. like the one that said, then i stole a car. and indeed a stolen car
groups and we proceeded to attack and cross into germany. >> and our thanks to mor mort waitzman for sharing this story. >>> coming up, the venezuelan president was just elected this year. so why he is already announcing who he wants to replace him? details ahead. >>> but first a look in new york this morning. a beautiful shot there. good morning to you, early birds. thanks so much for starting your day with us here at cnn. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. i put away money. i was 21, so i said, "hmm, i want to retire at 55." and before you know it, i'm 58 years old. time went by very fast. it goes by too, too fast. ♪ but i would do it again in a heartbeat. [ laughs ] ♪ ♪ can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >>> italy's prime minister silvio berlusconi says he will run again as his natio
zone, including spain, germany, france. yet, the united states of america is able to borrow at the lowest rate in pretty much its whole recorded history. so you have a very, very diverse landscape at the moment, but certainly one that could be significantly improved, or worsened by the situation that we have concerning the fiscal cliff, the fiscal deficit and the debt of the country, which are three topics that can be addressed now on the comprehensive and efficient fashion. >> in the fiscal cliff negotiation. so what should this mean? because i think i could interpret any given number to say, oh, that means we shouldn't touch taxes for the upper brackets because the economy still needs as much money as it can have in it. or i could argue, oh, this means that we need more stimulus to keep the jobs going, or i could look at the debt and say, oh, this means we need to cut spending. so what does it mean? so what would you, and what globally, what would mean the most for the u.s. to do in terms of the global economy? >> you know, what you said, you would qualify as an economist.
exelonpatchoffer2.com. >>> 71 years ago following the bombing of pearl harbor. they moved into germany and witnessed firsthand the horrors of the holocaust. you are about to see stark images of the war and sights that he says still live with him to this very day. >> our first contact was -- it's what we call now the contact, and we blew down the walls of this big area, and we were greeted by thousands of dead bodies. it was identified to us afterwards as the germans had poured gasoline on people and burned them alive. we were given ordered to go, and we came under fire. the camp w, after neutralizing their fire and blowing down the gates, we were again greeted by thousands of dead bodies. we came to a cream toream area, and there were 10 or 12 ovens in the camp, and most of the doors were hot and when we got them open we found bones and ashes and we had no idea what to do with them. we did not try to do anything else. medical got there shortly afterwards and did what they had to do, and it was impossible to conceive man's treatment to another man. american soldiers, a bunch of innocent
in similar countries like germany, 170 and canada 150. there is a reason for that. >> what would you like to see in terms of specific gun control? >> there a number of pieces of legislation we have been pushing. no reasonable gun owner who is a sportsman can object to bans on assault weapons made only to kill as many human beings as possible like in a military situation. no one can object to a ban on the sale of large ammunition clips so you can't reload. no one can object to microstamping of card ridges to trace the murder weapon. no one can object to eliminating the gunshot exception so even if you buy a gun at a gun show, they still have to check your background to make sure they are not selling to someone on a terrorist watch list or mentally unstable person or a felon. those ares we should do. >> we had a heated debate on a previous incident. two things happened in 1996. athere was a massacre in tasmania in which 35 people were killed. the australians was right wing and friends of george w. bush and brought in draconian laws after that. he brought in rifles and shotguns. as a result
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. >> what you just said was an absolute lie. the gun murder rate in countries like britain or germany or australia, they've all suffered massacres many years ago, similar nature, they have 35 people killed a year. your country has 12,000. >> your murder rate is lower than ours that is true. >> lower? 75 against 12,000 in australia. >> violent crime rate is higher than ours as is the violent crime rate in australia. america is not the wild west that you're depicting. we only have the problems in our cities, and unhappily, in our schools where people like you have been able to get laws put on the books that keep people from being able to defend themselves. i honestly don't understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. it's incomprehensible. >> you're an unbelievable stupid man, aren't you? >> it seems to me that you're morally obtuse. you seem to prefer being a victim to being able to prevail over the criminal element. and i don't know why you want to be the criminal's friend. >> what a ridiculous argument. you have absolutely no co
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sweeper's coat. happy new year from germany. >>> regarding the impending fiscal cliff, we have seen a lot coming from washington, but what about the boss? and by that i mean the american people, and they are angry. josh levs is covering that part of the story and he joins us now. >> yes, we are seeing a lot of frustration and anger, and that is a big part of the story in the country right now. we are following a lot of the developments and reading the tea leaves in washington, but the fact is that around the country, the mounting frustration and concern about what could happen to you and your taxes and a lot of people are sounding off. we have been getting a lot of videos today and ireport, and take a look at this one. >> my mes sang to all of washington for the new year is partisanship aside and working on fixing this mess that you have gotten us into. and bring a ball lapsed budget to the table and fix it in the long term and not the short term. >> this one struck me today because it got us thinking to the young people in the country and what the message the congress is sending to the y
. that makes sense. >> do you know how many on average get killed in britain or germany or australia? and i particularly mention britain and australia, because in 1996 we had a very similar attack in dunblane in scotland that killed 16 young children. we instituted a handgun ban. in australia they went further. they had a governor initiative to bring back guns. they would give people money in return for the guns. they banned assault weapons of the type you're seeing here causing this tragedy. and guess what? there have been no more shootings in schools in britain, in dunblane since that ban came in. and there has been no mass shooting in australia whatsoever since 1996. and i say to you -- >> the crime rates of guns have doubled. >> i say to you again, this statistic of 11,000 to 12,000 murders from guns, it is way, way ahead of any of the civilized countries of this world. it is a disgrace to america and to the american people that it's continued to happen. and the reasons it happens, and i say this with respect to you, is your facetious attitude comparing it to cars. the fact that even af
were there. australia, russia, italy, france. england, germany. all over the world. following this story. all the major networks were there. you know, cnn was there, of course. and so this is an international event. and so the churches have a particular role when something like this happens. that is to help people make some kind of sense of it. when it first happened, everyone, including me was in a state of complete shock. i heard, i'm the same as anyone else, a sense of sickening sense of how could this possibly happen. and you try to wrap your mind around it. and comprehend that you can't, it's just impossible. even the ways that we typically try to understand events like this through psychology and they say the man was disturbed and things like that. he certainly was. but in a war, you can understand the cultural and political tensions like this, for a natural disaster this goes way beyond that. even a very sick mentally ill individual, could never just because of that, commit a crime so horrendous. so you're thrown back, on religious concepts, that's the only way to under
's coat. happy new year, from germany. >>> now let's check in with randi kaye, who's in for anderson cooper with a look ahead at what's on "a.c. 360". >> we're keeping 'em honest ton the program. a 360 follow on a story that stunned all of us. people who are trying to capitalize on the tragedy of newtown. this woman has been arrested, accused of lying to federal agents. you'll hear some of the things she sent out on her e-mails, playing on people's kindness, trying to get money. s and also, late word that president obama will meet with congressional leaders tomorrow. keeping 'em honest, with both sides caught in a trap of their own making? we'll go live to the white house and capitol hill for the latest. and take a look at this, a tornado from the storm system that created holiday havoc across the country and it's not over yet. those stories plus the top ridiculist of 2012. it's all at the top of the hour, john. zp >> thank you, randi. we'll be watching. appreciate it. >>> our fifth story, outfront tonight, the viral political videos of 2012. now, there was no shortage of partisan no
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to happen here. there's a huge stake. everyone realizes. europe has got its problems. germany starting to feel the effects of the global, of the downturn in europe. china, cutting its growth forecasts, india doing the same. the last thing anyone on the world stage needs right now is for the u.s. to start sliding back into recession. but you know, let's be clear here. that's, that would take some time. there would still be time for some kind of a deal. but it's the uncertainty that is really driving everybody's nerves in all of this. it's going to affect commodity prices in countries like brazil. countries like russia, everybody is in this together. waiting to see what happens up there. >> you're absolutely right. we're going to be watching those international markets to see how everybody is reacting. it's this whole big chain, jim, thank you for that back home, the senate is still trying to work towards a deal as jessica just told us, senator harry reid earlier said that he is in fact hopeful about reaching a deal. listen. >> with 36 hours left until the country goes over the cliff, i
.8%, germany 1.3%, switzerland, which doesn't have enough bonds to make a difference is about 0.5%. portugal at 7% and italy at 4.5%. my point, sean, is whether or not you or s&p or anybody else downgrades the united states, is there a danger it becomes substantially more expensive for the u.s. the borrow money anytime in the future? >> well, a lot of the borrow ei costs have been masked by the purchases by the federal reserve bank. they purchase about 75% of what the treasury has issued over the past year. the bigger challenge for a lot of institutional investors with regard to the credit quality of the u.s. is entitlement reform. the unfunded liabilities are in the area of $100 trillion depending on what type of interest rate or discount rate you use for those future liabilities. and that's something that we have some time to address but perhaps more important than the immediate deficit reduction for a lot of institutional investors including ourselves. >> all right, sean. to jim for a second. your firm manages a lot of money for individual and institutional investors. what have they been
taxpayers getting their money's worth. >> imagine a guy in germany, probably he pays particularly if he's upper middle class or upper class, he probably pays more in total taxes than his american counterpart. though it's not entirely clear once you add value-added consumption tax, for sure he's paying more. but here's what he gets in return. he gets universal health care, high-quality. he gets a free education. from kindergarten through any master's bachelor's ph.d. program he wants and it's pretty high quality as well. he gets free retraining if he ever loses his job. he gets all the benefits like day care and things like that europe is famous for. and the person in the united states may be spending a couple of percentage points lower. but he has to save for health care. he has to save for long-term care when he gets old. he has to save for his children's college education. perhaps for high school education. and certainly for any kind of retraining he may need. so it's not entirely clear that europeans have such a bad deal. >> the question here, it is a tough decision. we are deciding
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to condemn this plan. others also speaking out, including germany. a senior israeli government official says prime minister benjamin netanyahu has signed off only on planning and zoning for future construction on e-1, but the bulldozers have been there tearing up the ground yesterday. now, the palestinians, of course, see this as the ultimate threat to peace, and certainly a two-state solution. the chief negotiator says nblg e-1 would destroy the two-state solution, establishing east jerusalem as the capital of palestine and practically ends the peace process and any opportunity to talk about negotiations in the future. let's bring in fred plankin who joins us from east jerusalem. this has been a red line for years. you talked about presidents from obama to george w. bush, bill clinton, all objecting to settlement on that spot and getting his assurances from israel that it wouldn't be built on, so why now? tough talking? election coming up? what happened in the u.n.? what's the feeling there? >> well, certainly the israelis have made no secret of the fact that this is a direct punitive measu
public shootings prior to friday? it was germany. germany had three of the five worst public school shootings in the world. now, they have extremely strict gun control laws. you can't get semiautomatic weapons. it takes a year to get a bolt action long rifle there. yet they has the worst record than we have here in the united states, even with this attack. so i -- >> i don't see how any of that brings you to the decision that the answer is to get rid of gun laws. the other question i would ask you -- >> because they serve as a magnet for these attacks. >> or -- or a rational person could say -- or a rational person could say that having access to a high-powered semiautomatic rifle is inappropriate. that there is no reason to go deer hunting with that, no reason to have access to that. that's the connection that these killers have access to those weapons. let me ask you another question. >> no, i want to answer that that you just said. no, i don't argue second amendment. i argue crime. that's what i do. i want to answer your question here. these guns are just like any hunting rifle.
't all the countries out there. both canada and germany have higher marginal tax rates than the yits does. germany and canada have borrowing rates about the same as the united states and have higher home ownership rates. they have health care and education paid for. great life satisfaction in those places and strong economies. what's the argument if we increase the tax rates on the richest americans, we're somehow going to have economic catastrophe. >> ali, as you know when people pay taxes, they not only pay it at the individual level, but capital gains and other taxes, first you earn money and then you invest it in companies and if you take a look at corporate income tax and all of the companies you threw up, the united states has the highest -- >> the united states doesn't have the highest effective corporate tax rate. they have the highest marginal tax rates and most companies as you know, including general electric, the biggest, don't pay any taxes. right? >> the marginal tax rate is the tax rate that matters on the actual dollar earned. when we look at canada, about 17%, the europea
germany. >>> it's the top of the hour. you're in the "cnn newsroom." i'm martin savidge. let's a pleasure to be with you. >>> right now in the nation's capital, senators are working to try to keep all of us from going off that fiscal cliff. we've been talking about that for what seems like, well, forever. they've got to reach a deal by new year's day. here's what's happening right now. senate leaders on both sides are trying to reach a budget deal hoping to avert a 2% hike in everyone's paychecks early next year. plus 2 million unemployed people stand to lose their jobless benefits. jessia yellen, the president says he's optimistic but he sure had a firm tone after meeting with the senate and house leaders yesterday. let's just give that a listen. >> so the american people are watching what we do here. obviously, their patience is already thin. this is deja vu all over again. america wonders why it is that in this town for some reason, you can't get stuff done in an organized timetable. why everything always has to wait till the last minute. well, we're now at the last minute. and the ame
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